For those experiencing bone loss through illness, chronic disease, or through an accident. There is good news. It is now possible to regrow bone that has been previously destroyed.
Though still in its beginning stages, there are eight patients in Canada that have benefitted from bone regeneration therapy. One of Dr. Clokie’s patients had the bone regeneration surgery done on part of his jawbone in 2003. The patient had a tumor that destroyed part of his jaw previously and has shown a remarkable recovery.
Dr. Clokie is a pioneer in this type of treatment and is the head of the oral and maxillofacial surgery department at the University of Toronto. Cameron was taught under the tutelage of Dr. Marshall, a pioneer in using bone morphogenetic protein (BMP). BMP is a growth promoting protein found inside the bones matrix. Dr. Marshall first started using BMP to encourage regrowth of bone in long limbs. Read more: Dr. Cameron Clokie Gives His Quick Tips for Tooth Care While Traveling
Dr. Clokie studied with Dr. Marshall for four years and has continued work with BMP. Cameron has been using BMP inside a special gel that hardens when warm. The BMP infused gel is moulded into the shape needed and surgically implanted where required. When the BMP jump starts bone growth, the gel will dissolve.
According to Crunchbase, Dr. Cameron Clokie has been using BMP that is harvested from the cells of Chinese hamsters and has been working on a process of inserting the BMP gene into goat embryos so the goats can produce much more BMP through their milk in mass quantities. This process would bring costs down for patients versus harvesting BMP from bones or hamsters.
Dr. Clokie is sincerely interested in helping patients achieve greater range of success without the painful process of traditional bone grafts. To read more about Dr. Clokie’s ground breaking bone regeneration process please click here.